1. Chelsea Loanee Omeruo Dropped From Super Eagles 18-Man Squad; Ajayi, Idowu In; Moses Simon Out
2. NFF : Confident Eagles land in Sfax for Knights , Akinwunmi craves three precious points
The Max Air aircraft that took off from Uyo and had a stop –over in Kano to refuel touched down at the Sfax Airport at 4pm Tunisia time (same as Nigeria) and the players and team officials immediately headed to their Zeitouna Hotel abode for a short rest before the official training session.
The delegation, led by NFF 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, also included 2nd Vice President Shehu Dikko and Executive Board members Ibrahim Musa Gusau, Yusuf Ahmed ‘Fresh’ and Emmanuel Ibah.
3. Confident Eagles Ready for Libyan Knights in Sfax
Super Eagles Franco-German Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has so much to prove this evening as his wards take on Libya’s Mediterranean Knights at the Stade Taïeb Mhiri in Sfax, Tunisia beginning at 7:00pm Nigerian time.
Last Saturday at the Nest of Champions in Uyo, Eagles took the Libyans to the cleaners, firing four un-replied goals into their net to put Nigeria’s qualification for the AFCON 2019 in Cameroon back on track. Although the team appeared not convincing at the start, most especially with the many missed opportunities that characterised the early part of the game. Odion Ighalo, former Watford forward now plying his trade in the Chinese Super League with Changchun Yatai made the difference, grabbing a hat trick with Samuel Kalu adding another late one to help move up Nigeria to second spot in Group E – a point behind leaders South Africa.
4. We are mentally ready for Libya. -Etebo
5. GERNOT ROHR WARY OF BACKLASH FROM LIBYA
Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr has warned against a backlash from Libya when the teams meet for another 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier later today.
The Super Eagles romped to an impressive 4-0 win over the North Africans when the teams clashed in Uyo on Saturday, with Odion Ighalo scoring a hat-trick.